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Monday, August 02, 2004

This SUX - The Beta Band are done

Here it is, according to The TripWire.com

[08.02.04] Beta Band RIP: 1997-2004

This isn’t the way it’s supposed to happen. After a band makes its best record to date, they are destined to hit the road, share their live glory with new fans and old fans alike, and relish in the fact that they are hitting on all cylinders. They’re not supposed to BREAK UP. But that’s what’s happened, sadly, to The Beta Band. The Scottish quartet, who this year released the mighty fine album that is Heroes To Zeroes, have called it quits after four records and eight years as a band. Evidently the fact that the critics always loved their records but the record buying public didn’t follow suit has played a large part in their decision. However, don’t expect the boys to just drop off the face of the planet. Steve Mason and Richard Greentree have solo albums in the works, as well as another King Biscuit Time on the way from Mr. Mason. And Robin Jones and John Maclean will continue their work in the video realm. So perhaps this isn’t as much an ending as a new beginning? We’ll see how it all pans out.

-Reported by Jeremy P. Goldstein